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Title: Mary S. Cranston, Canada to Uncle Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCranston, Mary S/36
SenderCranston, Mary S.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceMrs Ann Walker, Tapley Town, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809079
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 20:10:1993.
Word Count389
TranscriptAndrew Lowry Esq.
Argrey. Ballindrait

Tapleytown Dec 10 1888

Dear Uncle,
I received your kind
and welcome letter in due course and
was very happy to hear that you were
all well the last letter I must apologise
for not writing soon I had one letter
commenced but could not get time to
finish it. we had a very wet fall here
in Canada Granny Lowry is staying
with us for a few weeks and Uncle
Kirk's youngest daughter Ella
I must not forget to thank you
for your congratulations on my
Brother's Marriage he rented a
farm 50 acers [acres?] this year and had
over 1000 [?] oats and 60-five barley:
our oats yielded to about 60 five to
the acre. We [milled?] five acre this
summer. Butter has been from 25c
to 35c a lb Uncle Kirk has sold his
Blacksmiths shop and went back
to [Canada?] to the Farm you said
that you did not receive a piece
of Aunt Ann's hair I braided a
small bit and put it in so it
must of have been taken out and I
put a card in about a year ago
and I didn't know whether you
received it or not you wanted
Grandfather's likeness I told him he
is going to get them - at his earliest
convenience Aunt Jane Knox has
not been very well this summer
but is a little better I received
your paper last night so
I thought it was time to write
We have 4 acers [acres?] of an orchard
and we had about 175 barrels of
apples Fall and Winter. I will
be 15 years on the 19th February,
and weigh 111 lb; Uncle Kirk's
moved just 2 fields from Aunt Ann

so that she will have a little
company now. We have never
received a letter from Aunt
Margret I will send you a paper
this time. We have had the Gov [Governor?]
General of Canada in Hamilton
last week and Lady Stanely
which there was a great deal
of money spent over all for
nothing. Well I guess I will have
to stop at present for want
of news. Wishing you all a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New
Year. [?] me and do not
be so long in writing &
remain your
Affectionate Niece
Write Soon
Mary Scott Cranston
P. O. [Post Office?]
Co. Wentworth

Wishing you all a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New